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Quick Take-Aways From the RSA Security Conference

Good discussions and industry focus, too much hype, lots of work ahead


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RSA roundup: 5 security vendors CISOs need to be aware of

Here are five companies that security professionals should consider in their quest to keep their organizations secure.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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Tech support scams are on the rise, up 24%, warns Microsoft

Social engineering attacks like the Microsoft tech support scams still work. Fake cold calls, fake messages on websites, and malicious emails continue to trick victims.

The increasingly fast speed of business-computing-technology.

Moving to fast fail

Managing security for today’s enterprises is an increasingly complex task. But being comfortable with failure is an important skill.

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Review: Protecting clouds with Cloud Defender from Alert Logic

Cloud Defender is a user-friendly tool that lets local IT staff inspect their cloud deployments to look for evidence of hidden threats or breaches. But it can also be used in a SaaS model, with the cybersecurity team at Alert Logic...

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Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprint

Florida police entered a funeral home and attempted to unlock an iPhone using the dead man's fingerprint.

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Charter Communications, who can you trust?

Charter Communications, its union, its customers and the New York attorney general all are experiencing trust issues.

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Security executives on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news of CSO, CISO and other senior security executive appointments.

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

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What is cross-site scripting (XSS)? Low-hanging fruit for both attackers and defenders

With XSS, attackers enter malicious code into a web form or web app URL to trick the application into doing something it's not supposed to do.

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Two incident response phases most organizations get wrong

It's important to remember: Incident response isn't a thing, it's a process.

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Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

Cryptominer-based attacks increased, while ransomware-based attacks decreased in Q1 2018, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs.

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Security Recruiter Directory

To find the right security job or hire the right candidate, you first need to find the right recruiter. CSO's security recruiter directory is your one-stop shop.

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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

The group behind the SamSam family of ransomware is known for recent attacks on healthcare organizations, but that's not its only target.

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Is it time to kill the pen test? | Salted Hash Ep 22

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Adrian Sanabria, director of research at Savage Security, about de-emphasizing network penetration tests to put more focus on attack simulations and helping...

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Russia is hacking routers in global cyber attacks, US and UK warn

In a first-of-its-kind advisory, the U.S. and U.K. warned of malicious cyber activity by state-sponsored Russian hackers who are targeting network infrastructure devices.

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Top cyber security certifications: Who they're for, what they cost, and which you need

Expand your skills, know-how and career horizons with these highly respected cyber security certifications.

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Hottest cybersecurity products at RSA 2018

Here's a quick run-down of some of the new products announced at the conference, or shown there for the first time.

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